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Old 05-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Tires for flat muddy .. FLAT.no rocks or hills

What are the best tires for a flat muddy farm? Some areas are almost swampy during the rainy season.

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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The best tires? i would say some tractor tires with some deep treads for sure.

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Best tire that's DOT approved would be some super swampers.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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We don't want to get stuck in the mud, but we also want a comfortable ride into town. I have been told that you cant have both.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Well you can have semi comfortable. My KM2's have a nice ride to them and they are mounted on beadlocks. I'm locked front and rear and have never been stuck and we have some pretty nasty stuff.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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Thanks iiTMRii,

To keep from getting stuck in the mud do you think we necessarily need a larger diameter or just wider tires with a deep lug tread?


Do you think higher tires might make a less comfortable ride on the road?
Do you think higher tires would be more effective in keeping us from being stuck in the mud?

I will buy taller tires if it would help us from getting stuck in the mud, but if wider tires would keep us from getting stuck I would prefer not to have the higher tires.

I googled images of your KM2s and they don't look too tall. But I guess you can buy them in all different hts. I don't think the ones in the photos were 33". I wonder what ht we would need.

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:52 AM   #7
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The larger the diameter the higher your differential is off the ground. This keeps it from dragging and you high centering, thus letting you get through deeper stuff. The wider the tire the more it will want to float. That means if you spin the tires faster it will bring you up on top of the mud and you can get out. That usually works better with our light jeeps. The deeper the tread lug they're going to dig down into the mud. It's all a balance really, if you are looking at 33's I suggest either 33x12.50's or 33x10.50's. Hope I'm helping you out.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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Yes, you are very helpful.
We are not necesarily looking for 33".....just the most comfortable dot road tire that will keep us from getting stuck in the mud (Alabama Flatwoods ,mud i.e. an inch or two of top soil over clay.... which means poor drainage)
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Yeah that's what we have here in north Texas. My KM2's get me through even the thick gumbo mud. I also have locking differentials that help a lot. I don't know what the specs are if your Jeep are. If you have a rubicon you are good to go.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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We currently dont have a jeep. We are looking to buy a used jeep because we have gotten a 4x4 truck stuck twice. We found a 1994 with big mud tires. But if I failed to look to see if it had the family roll bar and both driver and passenger air bags,

I think we will néed to go up to a 1997 to get the airbags on both sides. I was told that airbags were standard after 1997.

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Old 05-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #11
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Goodyear MTRs, I think thus far the best tire and thread pattern I have ever had. I commute 40 miles one way to work and these bad boys are quiet almost a whisper compared to a Super Swamper.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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Swampers are really loud on the street.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #13
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dont forget though the wider the tire the more suction it creates. there is a reason alot of dedicated mud trucks/wheelers run skinny tires

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